Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody (1975) – Song Review
Freddie Mercury.. I never got to see his work when he was alive, but I have enjoyed his music for many years… Stuff like, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. were absolutely amazing songs, and to this day has helped make Queen one of the biggest bands of all time!
I mean the songs that, ‘Freddie Mercury’ and, ‘Queen’ did have translated so well over time, that almost everyone I know still loves there music, and as a matter of fact, the way I heard one of the first songs I ever heard from Queen was from that famous seen from, Wayne’s World (1992)! Check out the video for more info.
With that said, it is with pride that I get to review the song, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (1975) from the B side of Queen’s album, ‘I’m In Love With My Car’!
Now this awesome song, which it is believed to have been started with in the 1960s, was finished in his London home in the 1970s, is a fascinating piece of contemporary art rock, that was a staple of that period in the history of the world at that time. And had been such a piece from the hearts and minds of the people that made it, that it took 3 weeks to create the song, with the band putting in many hours on the work!
As a matter of fact, I am going to say this… This song is probably one of the biggest songs in rock history… Most people have heard it, like everything, there are some haters, but there are also going to be those that are actually really going to like it! If you haven’t heard it yet, take a chance and listen to it, you will be glad you did!
And if you like that, check out some of the lyrics to Queen’s, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’:
Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide,
No escape from reality.
Open your eyes,
Look up to the skies and see,
I’m just a poor boy, I need no sympathy,
Because I’m easy come, easy go,
Little high, little low,
Any way the wind blows doesn’t really matter to me, to me.
Mama, just killed a man,
Put a gun against his head,
Pulled my trigger, now he’s dead.
Mama, life had just begun,
But now I’ve gone and thrown it all away.
Didn’t mean to make you cry,
If I’m not back again this time tomorrow,
Carry on, carry on as if nothing really matters.
Too late, my time has come,
Sends shivers down my spine,
Body’s aching all the time.
Goodbye, everybody, I’ve got to go,
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth.
Mama, ooh (any way the wind blows),
I don’t wanna die,
I sometimes wish I’d never been born at all.
I see a little silhouetto of a man,
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?
Thunderbolt and lightning,
Very, very frightening me.
I’m just a poor boy, nobody loves me.
He’s just a poor boy from a poor family,
Spare him his life from this monstrosity.
Easy come, easy go, will you let me go?
Bismillah! No, we will not let you go. (Let him go!)
Bismillah! We will not let you go. (Let him go!)
Bismillah! We will not let you go. (Let me go!)
Will not let you go. (Let me go!)
Never, never let you go
Never let me go, oh.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no.
Oh, mama mia, mama mia (Mama mia, let me go.)
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me.
So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye?
So you think you can love me and leave me to die?
Oh, baby, can’t do this to me, baby,
Just gotta get out, just gotta get right outta here.
(Ooooh, ooh yeah, ooh yeah)
Nothing really matters,
Anyone can see,
Nothing really matters,
Nothing really matters to me.
Any way the wind blows.